World Edition comes to Sprint, packing Qualcomm processor

Now that the BlackBerry 8830 has hit Sprint’s shelves we can see the unlocked SIM card was no joke, meaning you can swap out local SIM cards willy-nilly. Price is confirmed at $199.99 with a two-year plan. Most noticeably is the nondescript Qualcomm 3G logo on the back of the device, which is pretty interesting to see since the ban on some 3G Qualcomm chips. Might we be seeing more Qualcomm chips on BlackBerrys while they try to reposition themselves around Broadcom, let alone Nokia? Probaby, if this ban holds up.

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TheKettleBlack'Berry
July 8th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

I’m not sure either, unless this is a different step for the “Yellow-Tagged-Carrier” ?

Dave…did you have any probs concerning VZW’s 8830 ?

Not really sure if it was a batch problem or what, but it took 3 Berrys to get it right.

But like I told the Rep…they were problems only the thumbs and eyes of a longtime “Black/Crackberry Head” would notice !

Sprint BlackBerry 8830 launches | BlackBerry Cool
July 16th, 2007 at 9:27 am

[…] for $199, after rebate and a two-year plan. There’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said two weeks ago. The World Edition’s launch site has been overhauled, highlighting the […]

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